Carrie the Musical
Music by Michael Gore
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Based on the Novel by Stephen King
Directed by Charlie Meredith
All her life, Carrie White has been subjected to merciless ridicule by her classmates. Despite her truest efforts to fit in, no one at school shows any sympathy toward «Scary White.» At home, it's no better, as her religious fanatic of a mother regularly forces Carrie into a prayer closet to beg for God's forgiveness. As senior prom approaches, Sue Snell, one of Carrie's classmates, is suddenly moved to be kind to Carrie and thus convinces her popular boyfriend, Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to the prom. But as the rest of the students continue to harbor contempt toward Carrie – including the vindictive Chris Hargensen and Billy Nolan – Carrie's night becomes sure to take a turn for the worse. But once the prank is pulled, Carrie exacts her ultimate revenge, giving everyone a night they'll never forget. The show runs June 8-17.
Art Sanctuary, 1433 S. Shelby Street.
$20 in advance and $22 at the door and are available at aacCARRIE.brownpapertickets.com.
Friday, June 8: 8PM
Saturday, June 9: 8PM
Sunday, June 10: 5:30PM
Thursday, June 14: 8PM
Friday, June 15: 8PM
Saturday, June 16: 8PM
Sunday, June 17: 5:30PM
Olivia Duff, Julie McGuffey, Clara Wilson, Justin White, Sara Troxel, Remy Sisk, Jason Cooper, Joy Beth DeWitt, Katie Kiefer, Celeste Quire, Hannah Lechleiter, Hayley Davis, Michael Detmer, Alex Roby and Hunter Broyles.
ABOUT ACTING AGAINST CANCER:
Acting Against Cancer is a semiprofessional nonprofit theatre company that strives to encourage the arts as an approach to pediatric cancer treatment by producing dynamic theatre in the Louisville community.
In the past, Acting Against Cancer has donated to Gilda’s Club Louisville, the hematology/oncology clinic and art therapy program of Norton Children’s Hospital, Ellie Cat’s Crew and others.
The company has performed around Louisville with past shows including Next to Normal, The Addams Family, Green Day’s American Idiot (regional premiere), The Last Five Years, Legally Blonde, Heathers the Musical, tick tick...BOOM!, The Wedding Singer and Rock of Ages (regional premiere). As of 2014, the company now annually produces The Rocky Horror Ball every October.
In addition to the mainstage shows, Acting Against Cancer also conducts after school programs, which not only serve as creative outlets for children and an opportunity for theatre instruction but also further Acting Against Cancer’s commitment to providing art therapy – specifically drama therapy – to children affected by cancer.
More information on Acting Against Cancer’s mainstage season and after school programs is available at actingagainstcancer.com
, where you may also make a donation of any amount.
Carrie the Musical is the final show of AAC's 2017-18 season.